Over the past several years I’ve helped out with a few photos and assignments for one of my favourite non-profit organizations, Ottawa Riverkeeper. They have reciprocated kindly by hanging five of my prints in the main reception area of their offices on Scott Street in Ottawa (above Trailhead). They have been hanging there for the past 18 months or so.
This evening one of those prints, a 24 x 36 framed canvas print called ‘Round the Point (shown below) will go on sale in one of the silent auctions at the Annual Public Meeting this evening September 23, 2014 at the Museum of Nature. This is a kite aerial photograph showing a sailboat at Pinhey’s Point on the Ottawa River.
‘Round the Point – Aerial photograph of a sailboat passing Pinhey’s Point Heritage Property and Public Park on the Ottawa River.
Dick Bell Park is at the west end of the city of Ottawa near the community of Crystal Beach, just west of Andrew Hayden Park, and is home to the Nepean Sailing Club. The location used to be a larger bay (Crystal Bay) but the marina and park, as well as Andrew Hayden Park, was created with landfill. The artificial peninsula protects the marina and docks. There is a lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. A club house, parking area, and boat storage area has also been developed on the site. These photographs were taken with a camera suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography – KAP).
Nepean Sailing Club at Dick Bell Park:
Lighthouse at the point of the artificial peninsula, built to contain and protect the marina and docks:
An overhead look straight down at the lighthouse on the point:
Boats in storage for the winter at Nepean Sailing Club:
Abstract overhead view of trees and shadows at Dick Bell Park: